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Repairs to start on Telegraph after Labor Day

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced that Telegraph Road I.n Bloomfield Township will be undergoing major repairs right after Labor Day, which is Monday, September 3. MDOT announced they will begin the repair work on Wednesday, September 5, at 9 a.m., with targeted completion in late November. They announced MDOT will invest $6 million in long-term repairs on US-24, also known as Telegraph Road, in Bloomfield Township in three segments. The first segment, scheduled to take place from early September through mid-October, is southbound Telegraph from Orchard Lake Road to Square Lake Road. The second segment, from mid-October to late November, is both north and southbound Telegraph from Long Lake Road to Square Lake Road; and the third segment, which will take place from mid-September through mid-October, is both north and southbound Telegraph approaching the Maple intersection. The resurfacing project will include various types of repairs, including milling two-inches of concrete and replacing it with asphalt; concrete pavement repairs; drainage structure repairs; and pavement markings. The firat segment will begin on Wednesday with southbound US-24 having the two right lanes closed from Orchard Lake Road to Square Lake Road for approximately two weeks. There may be occasional weekend work requiring an additional lane closure, leaving one lane open. Once work is completed, the lane closures will shift to the two left lanes for another two weeks, again with possible weekend work requiring a third lane closure. While segment one lane closures are in place, the eastbound Orchard Lake Road ramp to southbound US-24 and the Old Telegraph Road crossover to southbound US-24 will be closed. In mid-September, work will also begin at the Maple Road intersection, requiring two lanes to be closed, except on weekends when an additional lane may be closed for paving. After segment one is complete in mid-October, work will begin on northbound and southbound US-24 between Long Lake and Square Lake roads, with two lanes open in both directions during weekdays. Weekend paving may require closing a third lane closure, MDOT said. MDOT said the work should be completed in late November.

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